CBD is Today’s Skin Care Solution
You may already know that CBD is the natural solution for stress, pain, and sleep management. Did you also know that CBD is today's skincare solution? The natural healing properties of CBD have gained the attention of dermatologists and scientists alike. “It’s true, CBD has gone mainstream and is now frequently referred to as a ‘cure-all’ by scientists, doctors and users alike - all because of numerous health challenges that are showing very positive improvements,” says Tina Alster, M.D., clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC.
4 Ways CBD is Today’s Skin Care SolutionAs scientists and dermatologists continue to research CBD's benefits, many benefits have already been realized. Here are the top four:
- Use CBD as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps inflammation and the redness associated with eczema and psoriasis.
- CBD reduces oil production and has become a popular ingredient in acne-reducing creams. It clears acne without drying out the skin.
- Use CBD for pain relief and itch associated with some skin conditions
- CBD balms and face serums reduce the appearance of wrinkles
A small study published in the March–April 2019 issue of the journal Clinical Therapeutics looked at 20 participants with either psoriasis, eczema, or scarring and found that a specific CBD ointment improved measures of skin hydration (by moisturizing and preventing water loss), boosted elasticity in the skin, and in general improve their quality of life. –Everyday Health
Is CBD the Fountain of Youth?
Cannabis has been considered a healing plant for over 12,000 years. If you are interested in the history of Cannabis and CBD, read our blog on the origin of CBD. Ponce de Leon claimed to find the Fountain of Youth in St Augustine, FL. Tails of many Fountains of Youth have been prevalent in mythology for thousands of years. Did they really find cannabis? You may be wondering if our ancestors knew about the healing properties. Still, you probably just want to know if CBD can make you appear younger. The answer is yes, on both fronts. Let me explain. CBD smooths your skin as it reduces inflammation. It also helps eliminate redness and dry patches that are often associated with aging. But there is a second way that this elixir acts as the Fountain of Youth. CBD improves overall health as you age. It improves sleep (goodbye dark circles and bags under your eyes). CBD is also known to eliminate the joint pain associated with aging and arthritis. As the pain subsides, we feel like exercising. There is nothing like exercise for a healthy, glowing complexion. So, yes, CBD is the Fountain of Youth in two significant ways.